Insulin Makers Conspired to Raise Prices: Lawsuit

Three makers of insulin conspired to boost the prices of the lifesaving diabetes drug, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Massachusetts.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the price of…
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Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — When a certain type of fat collects around the heart, it may be a sign of developing heart disease in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests.
As estrogen levels fall during menopause, deposits of “paracardial” fat…
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Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — Brain imaging enabled four severely “locked-in” patients — all conscious and aware but unable to communicate — to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report.
One patient, at the request of his family, was asked…
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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer?

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — Developing or worsening type 2 diabetes could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, new research suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly a million patients with type 2 diabetes or pancreatic cancer in Italy and…
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Can Breath Test Detect Stomach Cancers Earlier?

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — A breath test to detect stomach and esophageal cancers shows promise, researchers say.
The test measures five chemicals in the breath. It was 85 percent accurate in detecting these cancers in more than 300 patients, the new…
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The ABCs of Good Zzzzzs

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — In case you don’t know what makes for healthy sleep habits, a U.S.-based expert panel has defined them for you in a new report.
The key indicators include: sleeping at least 85 percent of the total time spent in bed;…
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The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 — Trying to shame an overweight or obese person into losing weight won’t motivate them to do so, and may even raise their risk for heart disease and other health problems, a new study suggests.
The more self-blame and…
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